Case-based design: A review and analysis of building design applications

Ian Watson, Srinath Perera

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This paper presents a review of CBD and its application to building design in particular. Case-based design is the application of case-based reasoning to the design process. Design maps well to case-based reasoning because designers use parts of previous design solutions in developing new design solutions. This paper identifies problems of case representation, retrieval, adaptation, presentation, and case-based maintenance along with creativity, legal, and ethical issues that need to be addressed by CBD systems. It provides a comprehensive review of CBD systems developed for building design and provides a detailed comparison of the CBD systems reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-87
JournalArtificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AIEDAM
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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